There comes a time in your life when you sit up and take notice. It stops you just plodding along in life and really knocks you for six.
When this happens you can do either two things. Ignore it or take notice.
When my time came I took notice. I stood up and brushed myself off and carried on. That’s when I met Matt Morris.
This man’s story made me realise that I was good enough and ready to take charge of my life. In his recent post copied below he talks about living a life of purpose. You can see the original post here.
Live a Life With Purpose…
One of my greatest drives to is wake people up and show them how to live a life with purpose and passion and adventure!
There’s a huge difference in being alive and actually living. That’s why my signature line is “Make Life An Adventure!” because I believe that’s what life should be, an adventure.
Because when you look at you life as an adventure, and I mean all of it including the good, the bad and the ugly, you have no other option than to life a life with purpose and passion.
Whenever I do a talk from stage, I always ask people what their “dash” will look like. See, at the end of each our lives, there will be 3 things on our tombstone.
– The year you were born
– The year you died
– And the dash in the middle.
And that dash represents you life in it’s entirety. It represents whether you just did you time and made it through to the end or if you lived a life with purpose, passion, and adventure.
So I thought this Apple commercial was perfect for today’s motivational Monday.
You only get one shot at this adventure, find a way to live a life with purpose!
Here is the transcript from the commercial: (A great excerpt from the movie, Dead Poets Society)
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering – these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love – these are what we stay alive for.
To quote from Whitman, “O me, O life of the questions of these recurring. Of the endless trains of the faithless. Of cities filled with the foolish. What good amid these, O me, O life? Answer: that you are here. That life exists and identity. That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.”
“That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.”
What will your verse be?
Make your life a life with purpose and full of adventure!